Government data shows around 200,000 properties in England have been standing empty for more than six months



The latest Government data on vacant dwellings shows over 200,000 long-term (over six months) empty homes. The Government data is derived from local authority Council Taxbase data, which is a snapshot of the position in October each year.


To view the data please go to table 615 vacant dwellings at:


We advise reading the notes that come with the data before using the statistics.


Empty Homes published a new edition of Empty Homes in England in September 2016 with our analysis of the latest data.


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